Celebrating a high pass rate masks deep-seated problems such as the millions of people who did not make it to matric
Despite desegregation, schools tend to retain their historical learner and teacher racial profiles
Interventions aimed at reducing violence in schools often have the opposite effect
Parents have a vital role in the education ecosystem; however, schools act in ways that leave caregivers feeling alienated and disempowered
Parents need to feel empowered and have sufficient knowledge about what is happening in schools are better able to advocate for their children’s rights and champion their education
The inequality in services provided is a legacy of apartheid
Schools do have the responsibility to assume some of the parents’ responsibilities but does not seek to replace the role of parents
The standard report card provides little information about the child beyond their capacity to remember what they have been taught
Around the world, education systems are struggling to equip learners with the values, skills and knowledge needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world
The upcoming Transforming Education Summit is an opportunity to advocate for well-designed and properly financed free school-meal programmes to protect children against hunger
A teacher shortage is one reason learners are not doing these subjects but instead of giving up on these subjects, schools should turn to technology
Afghanistan and its people have suffered enough. It is crucial that adolescent girls’ right to an education, and women’s to work, be restored
Sierra Leone has taken positive steps to ensure gender parity in education but more needs to be done
Parents and guardians have four days left to apply for 2023 places for their children at schools in the province
One in six South African teenagers aged 15 to 19 have had a child. Here’s how to help them stay in school
Lebohang Mazibuko’s debut novel, ‘Bantu Knots’ is both poignant and relevant — and speaks to teenagers and adults alike
The basic education department has clearly outlined why school must not be skipped
To be effective, the General Education Certificate must plug gaps, not create new ones
Our government needs to interrogate our education system because worse is still to come through the hands of the youngsters who they have failed
Bongekile Macupe had self-esteem issues because of how she was belittled in primary school.
The rise in the number of Covid-19 cases resulted in school closures but mixed messages resulted and delayed gazetting of decisions caused confusion
In South Africa, we come from a proud history of activism. How then have we suddenly learnt to be helpless?
Two Limpopo principals will be helping to create radically reimagined communities of learning: schools as living systems
The Phepha uFunde case study shows how Twitter and Facebook can mobilise change
Project-based learning, where learners find solutions in groups, builds sustainable livelihoods
We do not need rogue, prejudiced or ignorant principals to lead our schools. We need principled leaders who are empathetic and follow the laws of the country and those prescribed for the education sector.
Only a few households have access to the internet and students and learners , but educators can find ways to improve reading for meaning and digital knowledge
The latest, unscientific decision to close schools again won’t help poor students. Strategies must be identified to help learners stay in school
The virus will lose if the government and high-profile people communicate effectively the reasons for restrictions and the compromises that have been made
Four affected schools have remained closed because they don’t meet the Covid-19 regulations, due in part, to the defacement caused
The teenagers, who clearly understood that race is fluid – some even changed their identity – felt shunned. If race is socially constructed, they should not be ignored.
A survivor tells of how Islamists carrying AK-47s arrived on motorbikes, forced fleeing children to lie on the ground and beat teachers before setting a building on fire